Mathematics and Statistics Faculty and Staff Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

In spite of researchers’ concerns to find causalities, reviewing the literature of psychological studies one may argue that the classical statistical methods applied in order to find causalities are unable to find uncertainty and indeterminacies of the relationships between concepts.

In this paper, we introduce two methods to find effective solutions by identifying “hidden” patterns in the patients’ cognitive maps. Combined Overlap Block Fuzzy Cognitive Map (COBFCM) and Combined Overlap Block Neutrosophic Map (COBNCM) are effective when the number of concepts can be grouped and are large in numbers. In the first section, we introduce COBFCM, COBNCM, their applications, and the advantages of COBNCM over COBFCM in some cases. In the second section, we explain eight overlapped cognitive concepts related to ADHD in children and apply COBNCM and COBFCM to analyze the modeled data, comparing their results. Conclusions, limitations, and implications for applying COBNCM in other psychological areas are also discussed.

Publisher

Creighton University

Publication Title

Critical Review

Volume

X

First Page

70

Last Page

84

Language (ISO)

English

Keywords

Fuzzy Cognitive Map, Neutrosophic Cognitive Map, Fuzzy model, Causal model, ADHD, Methodology

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
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